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German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

BERLIN - A pensioner has started digging in Germany's western Ruhr region for the Amber Room, a priceless work of art looted by Nazis from the Soviet Union during World War Two and missing for 70 years, but says he needs a new drill to help him.

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Stone Age Britons imported wheat in shock sign of sophistication

OSLO - Stone Age Britons imported wheat about 8,000 years ago in a surprising sign of sophistication for primitive hunter-gatherers long viewed as isolated from European agriculture, a study showed on Thursday.

UK, 26 Feb 2015

Toronto mystery tunnel had rosary nailed to wall, police say

TORONTO - A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games contained a rosary with a crucifix and poppy, and there is nothing to suggest the tunnel was linked to criminal activity, police said on Tuesday. | Video

Tennis 02 Mar 2015

About 20 manatees rescued from Florida storm drain

ORLANDO, Fla. - About 20 Florida manatees were freed by early Tuesday morning from a storm drain near Cape Canaveral, where they were apparently trying to warm themselves, officials and local media said. | Video

24 Feb 2015

Hidden sketches by French painter Cezanne found in Pennsylvania

- Unfinished sketches by the famed French artist Paul Cezanne have been found hidden on the backs of two of his watercolours, a Pennsylvania-based art foundation said on Saturday.

22 Feb 2015

Afghan central bank branch employees raid their own bank and run

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Staff at a branch of Afghanistan's central bank in southern Kandahar province may have got away with as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) when they robbed their own bank and ran, an official said on Saturday.

21 Feb 2015